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John Rooney at 2011 Adidas MLS Player Combine – VIDEO Interview

John Rooney at 2011 Adidas MLS Player Combine – VIDEO Interview

John Rooney at 2011 Adidas MLS Player Combine. PHOTO by CHRIS REIKO

John Rooney at 2011 Adidas MLS Player Combine. PHOTO by CHRIS REIKO

Fort Lauderdale, Florida. January 8, 2011. John Rooney younger brother of Manchester United star Wayne Rooney at 2011 ADIDAS MLS Player Combine. PHOTOS and VIDEO by CHRIS REIKO

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Wayne Rooney, the best English soccer player of his generation, has a younger sibling, too, who is plying the same trade. But John, 20, would like to be something other than Wayne Rooney’s brother. He’d like to be just plain John Rooney, The Footballer. 

“I wanted to come over here and start doing myself proud and build my own career and hopefully get my own name,” Rooney said. “I’m over here to be my own player.” 

Like that other Rooney, John spent time at Everton’s youth academy before making his professional debut for Macclesfield Town, which plays in the fourth tier of the English professional leagues. His contract expired this past summer, and trials with clubs in higher leagues were promising but ultimately for naught. That’s when Major League Soccer became an option. READ FULL STORY by Leander Schaerlaeckens on ESPN.com
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